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Poster: billbarstad Date: Feb 6, 2010 2:54pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: More PD Film Questions when theres time

There is a registration for the 1980 film Alien Contamination aka Toxic Spawn:

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: PA0000504085 / 1990-12-28
Application Title: Alien contamination.
Title: Toxic spawn.
Description: 1 videocassette.
Copyright Claimant: Film Ventures International, Inc.
Date of Creation: 1990
Date of Publication: 1990-12-15
Previous Registration: Motion picture prev. pub.
Basis of Claim: New Matter: "some new music; editing and compilation of preexisting footage in opening & closing."

Names: Film Ventures International, Inc.

I couldn't find the previous 1980 registration as such, but it's probably copyrighted.
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1966's The Purple death from Outer Space look to be PD. There is no renewal notice.
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There's a 1985 movie called Creature aka Titan Find, and it has this 1984
registration:

Type of Work: Recorded Document
Document Number: V1992P136
Date of Recordation: 1984-06-26
Entire Copyright Document: V1992P136-145
Date of Execution: 5Jun84
Title: Titan find; motion picture.
Notes: Security agreement.
Party 1: Tifin Productions, Inc.
Party 2: Screen Actors Guild.

Names: Tifin Productions, Inc.
Screen Actors Guild.

This is probably copyrighted.
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Curse of the Crying Woman has this registration:

Type of Work: Recorded Document
Document Number: V8000P105
Date of Recordation: 1996-01-03
Entire Copyright Document: V8000P105 (Single page document)
Title: La maldicion de la llorona = Curse of the crying woman.
Notes: Motion picture. Filed for all rights.
Notice of intent to enforce a copyright restored under the Uruguay Round Agreements Act.
Owner: Alameda Films, SA. Division Del Norte # 2462-501; Col. Portales; Mexico, D.F.C.P. 03300; Attn: Alfredo Ripstein, Jr. PHONE: 525-688-03-30. FAX: 525-605-89-11.
Author: Fernando Galiana.
Date of Publication: 1996-05-01

Variant title: Curse of the crying woman.
Names: Galiana, Fernando
Alameda Films, SA.

this looks like it's copyrighted.
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There's a renewal registration for 1977's The Last Dinosaur:

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000922678 / 2005-11-14
Renewal registration for: PA0000844990 / 1977-02-11
Title: The last dinosaur / by Rankin/Bass Productions, Inc.
Notes: Motion picture.
Copyright Claimant: Warner Brothers Entertainment, Inc. (PWH)

Names: Rankin/Bass Productions, Inc.
Warner Brothers Entertainment, Inc.

This is copyrighted.

Hope this helps.

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Poster: demonplanet Date: Feb 7, 2010 10:52am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: More PD Film Questions when theres time

Thank you; I thought some of those had some kinda CR issues. Ill try to see about Purple Death. Ill keep checking this thread for more info. Im kinda confused by Contamination CR; it talks about newly added stuff and says film ventures released it(mine says Cannon films). Im aware there was a edited Video release called "Toxic Spawn",(saw it on VHS rental shelves back in the day but never rented it) but didnt know Film ventures had something to do with it. Weird!?! Well thank you, again.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Feb 7, 2010 1:55pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: More PD Film Questions when theres time

Yeah, I'm unsure on Alien Contamination, Creature or Curse of the Crying Woman (This last one is up for GATT restoration, and it may or may not get it or have it.) because I did't find a 'motion picture' renewal registration.

Hope Video-Cellar comments.

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Poster: demonplanet Date: Feb 7, 2010 10:04pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: More PD Film Questions when theres time

I know "Curse" has a restored DVD, but that might only be the Spanish Language version. That might apply to Alien Contamination as well, since the uncut version was destributed by a name culty distributer like Elite, anchor bay or somebody. Ihope Video Cellar can shed some more light on the subject. On one final note, I also remembered I have PD copies of "War of the Monsters" (the 2nd gamera movie) and "The Hellbenders" with Joseph Cotten. CR or PD? Thank you.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Feb 8, 2010 5:11am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: More PD Film Questions when theres time

1966's War of the Monsters or Gamera vs. Barugon shows no renewal registrations at USCO, but since it's a foreign film, I can't be sure if it's PD or not.

The copyright for The Hellbenders was GATT restored:

Type of Work: Recorded Document
Document Number: V8007P297
Date of Recordation: 1997-12-30
Entire Copyright Document: V8007P297 (Single page document)
Title: I crudeli = The ruthless ones / Additional title: I crudelli; The hellbenders; Los despiadados.
Notes: Motion picture.
Notice of intent to enforce a copyright restored under the Uruguay Round Agreements Act.
Owner: ELP Communications. Sony Pictures Entertainment; Copyright & Title Dept. SPP 5638; 10202 West Washington Blvd.; Culver City, CA 90232-3195. PHONE: (310) 244-7553. FAX: (310) 244-2366.
Date of Publication: 1998-01-30

Variant title: Ruthless ones.
I crudelli
Hellbenders
Los despiadados.
Names: ELP Communications.


This post was modified by billbarstad on 2010-02-08 13:09:58

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Poster: skybandit Date: Feb 10, 2010 6:08pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: More PD Film Questions when theres time

"War of the Monsters is definitely PD. "Attack of the Monsters" is also PD, but "Gamera vs Guiron" is not. Both Titan Productions and Sandy Frank Enterprises dubbed the same film in different ways, but Sandy Frank keeps up with his copyright renewals. The original "Gamera" also received this treatment, so "Gammera the Invincible" is PD, but "Gamera" isn't.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Feb 9, 2010 6:53am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: More PD Film Questions when theres time

Gamera vs. Guiron or Attack of the Monsters was the fifth Gamera movie, not that that affects what you're saying about the copyright status of War of the Monsters.